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Committee: Graduate Council



One graduate faculty member from each graduate degree program and two graduate students selected by the Graduate Dean. Each academic college and the library shall have at least one representative member on the Council. The chair is elected by the membership. The term of office for members of the Graduate Council is based upon a three-year rotation. A Graduate Council member may be selected for two consecutive terms, but following the second term shall not be eligible to serve until after the lapse of an intervening year. The Graduate Dean serves as an ex officio member.


The Graduate Council acts upon graduate-level curricular matters that are referred to it by academic departments. The Graduate Council approves all program changes for graduate programs prior to submission to the Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee. The Graduate Council also approves all members of the graduate faculty. Other responsibilities of the Graduate Council include program planning, curricular control, student appeals, and policy-making for the Graduate College. Recommendations are made to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.


The Graduate Council meets monthly, if necessary, and as called by the chair. Minutes are maintained by the Dean of the Graduate College and sent to the Office of Academic Affairs.